WWE wants JBL to stay.

We reported earlier here that JBL may be leaving WWE following the company’s No Mercy PPV early next month in order to pursue his full time career as an investment banker. According to an update by Dave Meltzer (editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter), this may not be the case.

It appears as if WWE wants to keep JBL as a color commentator for the SmackDown brand and have already began negotiations on a deal that will keep him. There is even a possibility that the new deal may have already been reached.

In my mind this is great news because I love JBL as a color commentator.


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
I never liked JBL as a wreslter but he was so funny when he talked on the microphone. That's why I like him so much as the Smack Down announcer. He actually knows what he's talking about, and he's so funny aswell. Hopefully they did reach a deal with him and keep him on smackdown.